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Brandon Giraldo

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Keep Track of Wasted Food

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during the EcoChallenge, either because it went bad before I ate it, I put too much on my plate, or it was scraps from food preparation.


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    Brandon Giraldo 4/25/2018 2:16 PM
    4/25 - Today on our way back home we made a grocery list and meal plan in the car. We had a few things we could use up in the fridge so we incorporated those into our planning. We went to the store and only got what we needed - but then we went and splurged a little bit at Costco after to get some meat in bulk. However, it will last us a long time so I guess in the end it made the most sense! 

    This is the last day of the challenge, but we are going to continue incorporating it into our daily life as we've had a lot of fun seeing what we can use up and plan out before we go and buy more. It's turned into a fun little activity between us. 

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    Brandon Giraldo 4/25/2018 2:15 PM
    4/24 - Our road trip continued today. We ate breakfast out, got coffee out, and ate dinner out. Tomorrow we go back on track!

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    Brandon Giraldo 4/25/2018 2:14 PM
    4/23 - Today we went on a road trip so we played the part of a consumer a little too hard. We purchased coffee on the go, as well as dinner. However, we did make a little brunch with all of our leftovers before we left. 

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    Brandon Giraldo 4/22/2018 7:47 PM
    4/22 - Today we finished up our eggs and the rest of our fruit. We are working our way through our cheese collection. We are planning a huge haul for Wednesday as we will be out of town the next couple of days. 

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    Brandon Giraldo 4/22/2018 7:46 PM
    4/21 - Yesterday we finished up some of the fruit in the fridge. We were going to go grocery shopping for the week but ended up at the Night Market and pigged out on a bunch of stuff we probably shouldn't be eating. Our fridge is looking pretty empty though, which is pretty cool to think that we've used up so much. 

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    Brandon Giraldo 4/20/2018 3:42 PM
    4/20 - This morning my girlfriend and I ate up a bunch of fruit we had in the fridge as well as some other things we have outstanding. Unfortunately, we wasted an entire cantaloupe because it was hidden behind some stuff in our kitchen and we forgot all about it. We are using up a bunch of stuff between today and tomorrow. Sunday we will create a new grocery list and try to keep it to a minimum. 

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    Brandon Giraldo 4/20/2018 3:41 PM
    4/19 - We failed. We had plenty of leftovers to eat, but the weather tempted us too hard. We ended up wasting our chicken because it's no longer good as of today. We went out to the food trucks and sat in the nice weather. It was a slip up, but we will get back on track.

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    Brandon Giraldo 4/17/2018 11:58 AM
    4/17- Today my lady and I are cooking up some awesome stuff in the crockpot. With the little extra money we spent on more meat, we are able to get many more meals out of it. We finished up some sausages, berries and avocados this morning that were almost at the brink of expiration but were still good enough to eat. We plan on cutting up a cantaloupe this afternoon that is on the verge of going a little bad, but we want to finish that up before we move into the berries we bought yesterday. We've been really good at finishing things up before we move on to more. I'm excited to see what else the week will bring. Before we went grocery shopping yesterday, it was excited to see how empty our fridge was and how much we used up before we went and consumed more. This is a pretty fun activity. 

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    Brandon Giraldo 4/17/2018 11:55 AM
    4/16 - Yesterday my lady and I sat down and made a grocery list and a meal plan for the week, trying to incorporate things we already had in our fridge and using those up. We did end up grocery shopping, but only for the things we absolutely needed (except for some diet root beer - that was for pleasure, not going to lie). We made enough food last night so that we could have leftovers throughout the week. We plan on cooking tonight so we can alternate our leftover nights, that way we are still eating everything we have but we aren't becoming bored with what we're eating. Through this challenge, I've actually really come to appreciate even more how organized my lady is with her meal planning. We've turned this into a game of sorts and are both really enjoying it. 

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    Brandon Giraldo 4/15/2018 5:32 PM
    My lady and I caught a bunch of fish today but threw them all back in the water so we didn't end up bringing any home. We finished up all the leftovers we were supposed to eat last night which included our monstrous calzone as well as all of our salad ingredients. We plan on finishing up our breakfast meat tomorrow morning. Basically, the fridge is ready for us to do some meal prepping and go for a grocery trip! We are actually having a lot of fun seeing how little we can cut down on our consumption.